Tuesday 13 August 2013

oh what a lovely night, but first

But first we catch up with three out of four very lovely and dear old friends in a park in Mullumbimby (yes, I am lagging behind all this blogging business but doing my very darndest to get you all up to speed). Ree and her two beautiful children Bowie and Dexter, oh it was as it always is with these folk the catch up was so easy, relaxing and fun, Scott and I have known Ree for at least ten years and her partner Kristian, well we have been good friends since high school, so maybe nearly twenty five years, oh my goodness, I had to do multiple calculations to work that one out and to be sure I got the numbers right! Oh yes, these folk are family. We played in a park outside my aunt's door, dining on delicious morsels and leftover Milk & Honey Pizza, a delight.

Later in the day we scooted over to Dave's place at Tyagarah, just a few minutes from Mullum, to catch up with the beautiful family who are Nikki, Pete, River and Sol, yes the beautiful Wholefood Mama and co, in the flesh. Some of you may remember our meeting from last year but this meeting was even more special and more connected, the foundations had been well and truly laid and our friendship was free to just get in there. Dave, whose place Nikki and Pete often frequent when they escape the southern winter for some northern sun, had carefully crafted a most magnificent bonfire, ready to be lit in honour of River's birthday. The call had been put out and people gathered bringing children and plates of deliciousness.
Oh fire, what a special thing you are, fire and darkness, the children delighted in hiding just where they were under a blanket of black, they squealed as they ran around just laughing and running. And then the fire was lit and their stares were drawn in amazement and then they ran and laughed and stared some more.
Sky lanterns were lit adding a magic that was beyond words.

The following day Nikki and I stole away and in the sun met up with Natalie from The Spaces Between, yes a little mini bloggers fest, it was easy and lovely, kind of sums up the whole weekend really.


  1. Great photos Jay...to warm the hearts of us who look forward to the southern migration of Nikki, River, Sol and Peter! Thank you. Robin

    1. :) ah Robin. I miss you too! Jay, your beautiful photos captured the magic of the evening. So special to have you and your adorable fellas there, small and big. A big thank you for making the trip, for these photos and for the lanterns - magical!! xxx

    2. Oh you lucky thing Robin, having the close company of such a delightful family nearby. And Nikki, it was a pleasure to document that beautiful magic and to make the effort to come and see you all. much love xxxx


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